PROFESSOR MORRISON'S LOLLIPOP - YOU GOT THE LOVE

 
PROFESSOR MORRISON'S LOLLIPOP - 'You Got The Love'/'Oo-Poo-Pah Susie (London HL 10254) 1968

I've been going through a bit of a bubblegum phaze recently and even offered a couple of free bubblegum comps via my blog a few months ago. All copies were taken. Anyway one of my favourites is a song by ex Coachmen musicians who signed with White Whale and had a name change to Professor Morrison's Lollipop.

A crazy name then, and one that won't win any prizes in a 'best group names of all time' competition...but who cares? I certainly don't. The picture sleeve highlighted is my obscure Italian release of the single coupled with another bouncy, repetitive smash called 'Oo-Poo-Pah Susie'.
Take a look at the 'way out' image in particular the beefy guy on the end who looks like a long haired Uncle Fester. These cat's rock.

Professor Morrison's Lollipop appeared on Dick Clark's 'It's Happening' show, first airing on 2nd October 1968. I hope this bubblegum action turns up on YouTube one day.




Professor Morrison's Lollipop 'You Got The Love' 45 on White Whale is always on ebay at a low price and is a good place to start your bubblegum collection.

PROFESSOR MORRISON'S LOLLIPOP - You Got The Love

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  1. This is one of my fave bubblegum fuzz punkers. I've found a Australian copy years ago and I never knew anything about them until now.

    I found another one by a band called The Pebbles "Don't Come Running To Me" - any ideas who they where?

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  2. I don't have The Pebbles 45 but here's some info from 'Fuzz, Acid & Flowers'

    Personnel incl:
    CHUCK BLACKWELL drms A
    JOEY COOPER vcls, gtr A


    45:
    1 Don't Come Running To Me/Don't Hide It (Prince P-6707-1/2) 1967


    NB: Some copies came with a PS.

    Great fuzzy garage-pop, not rough enough presumably to make it onto compilations so far, but given the band name, a natural for that classic series.
    The flip is straight bouncy pop fodder with some brass. Produced by Brian Ross (of Music Machine fame), both sides are composed by Cooper / Blackwell who played with Leon Russell and Delany Bramlett in The Shindogs.

    The Pebbles may well have been a pseudonym for that band.

    (Max Waller / René Aagaard)

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